Business and Economy

  • Africa 101: The Africa The Never Show You

    The real Africa is the one they never show you. The real Africa is hidden beneath a veneer of poverty and hunger and death; a cancerous mass of the face of the earth that the rest of the world term homogenous “Africa.” The real Africa is submerged underneath corruption...
  • Innovation Prize for Africa Announces 2013 Finalists

    CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, April 25, 2013/ – Ten African innovators have developed practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems.  Chosen from more than 900 applications from 45 countries, the finalists for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2013 provide practical examples of Africa’s investment potential. Experts from across Africa develop...
  • “The Cheetah Code” By Jon Gosier on Kickstarter

    The Cheetah Code is a film and book that explores Africa’s new creative class and rapidly evolving technology sector: Africa’s youth population (people between 15 and 30) make up over 20% of the continent’s population and around 40% of the continent’s workforce. The usual story you hear is how...
  • Want To Learn Yoruba? There’s An App For That – SpeakYoruba!

    Mobile content developer AJA.LA is proud to announce the release of its first mobile app, SpeakYoruba, now available to download in the Apple App Store with dedicated versions for the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad. SpeakYoruba combines beautifully illustrated flashcards with the iOS touch interface for a fun and easy...
  • Infoline: SMS Powered Business Directory in Ghana

    Determined to provide an avenue for businesses to reach and connect with customers efficiently, Edward Amartey-Tagoe; co-founder of Nandimobile is focused on creating platforms which empower connections between businesses in Ghana and their customers. They launched a new product, Infoline, one of the biggest mobile business directories in Ghana....
  • EduNet Africa Conference 2011 – Lagos, Nigeria

    From June 07 – 08, 2011; a group of young, enthusiastic  and tech-savvy Nigerians are putting together a technology-focused event dubbed: EduNet Africa 2011 aimed at – “Exploring the Opportunities of a Connected Tertiary Institution to Pioneer Digital Revolution in Africa.” About EduNet Africa: EduNet Africa conference is the...
  • Ghana’s Population Reaches 24mil But; Cedi Keeps Depreciation. WHY?

    Ghana’s first post-independence population census was in 1960 and counted about 6.7 million inhabitants. By 1970 the national census registered 8.5 million people, about a 27 percent increase, while the most recent official census in 1984 recorded a figure of 12.3 million. The nation’s population was estimated to have...
  • Why Africa Is Your Best Investment Destination.

    According to Michel Bézy; in the last decade, things have been changing in Africa. Better governance, investments by Eastern countries, the end of wars, and the resolution of the debt crisis have all resulted in significant progress in supporting businesses and the resulting maturation of the business climate. An...
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